Thanks, Phil. Yup, several shops do samplers like this. I've tried Barismo's
, for example. It's a fun way to explore new roasters. And I've checked out a few of those Blue Bottle "small lots" offerings. Thanks for the reminders. Re: Compass, that's cool.
Chris, as I think you know, I'm on that Tonx "half sack" plan currently. Agreed that it's very nice.
Extra bonus points for non-Tonx roasters that make an 8-oz. size (or smaller) available for *all* of their coffees. Or maybe there just isn't much demand?